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Faster innovation creates organisational challenges for Pay TV

The Pay TV industry is striving to shorten its innovation cycles and so get new services to market faster, then make updates more easily and therefore more frequently.

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RDK ready for Europe; first commercial deployment coming soon

Liberty Global is currently finalizing its trials for a commercial launch of an RDK-based STB platform in Poland, which will be the most significant development for RDK in Europe so far.

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RDK helps Pay TV industry prepare for its looming battle with Apple, Google and Amazon

RDK, the shared source, community driven CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) software stack, is already proving its value as an engine for innovation.

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The future of devices: RDK important, vSTB less so

During a discussion about the future of devices at Connected TV Summit last week, there was a near-consensus that the set-top box is far from dead and indeed could enjoy a boost thanks to RDK, the shared source CPE (customer premise equipment) initiative for the Pay TV industry.

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How the Pay TV CPE ecosystem is fighting back

Five years ago, when Connected TV Summit  (which opens its doors in London next week) was launched, television manufacturers offered the promise of on-demand and catch-up TV on the television set, and linear streaming video from a longer tail of con

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CPE upgrade cycle driven by HEVC-HD as well as HEVC-UHD

The Pay TV industry is on the verge of another generational refresh of its Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), driven primarily by the need to introduce hardware-based HEVC (H.265) decoding, deliver multiscreen TV around the home, support advanced user interfaces (UIs) and possibly embed Wi-Fi.

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Wi-Fi ready for prime time in the Pay TV whole-home

Until fairly recently the prevailing logic within the Pay TV industry has been that Wi-Fi is good for delivery to multiscreen devices in the home and wired home networking solutions, like MoCA or Powerline, are needed for multiroom TV.

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CVP-2 Guidelines hailed as game-changer for premium content sharing

The Digital Living Network Alliance believes it has the technology that will enable Pay TV operators to harness unmanaged CE devices as an extension of their own trusted network using standards-based technologies in the form of CVP-2 (Commercial Video Profile 2), the extension to the DLNA guideli

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Anvia wants DVR on every screen, underpinned by DLNA

ACCESS has been showing how DLNA can provide the foundations for whole-home DVR and how, in future, the combination of DLNA HTML5 and RUI will support the secure distribution of premium video and the display of advanced UIs on managed and unmanaged devices around Pay TV homes.

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Comcast RDK open gateway software initiative expands beyond cable as momentum grows

Comcast’s RDK designed originally as an internal platform for IP migration for the operator is now set to be deployed across the whole pay TV ecosystem and not just the cable sector.

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